South Oxhey Central awarded a Considerate Constructors Scheme 2019 National Site Award
South Oxhey Central Phase 1A, part of the £172m site developed by Countryside, one of the UK’s leading home builders specialising in placemaking and regeneration, and Home Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of high-quality housing, health and social care, has been recognised at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s (CCS) National Site Awards 2019.
The CCS National Site Awards recognise construction sites that meet the high standards of the CCS Code of Considerate Practice, which monitors how considerate a site is towards the local community, environment and workforce.
Judges look for sites that are clean, tidy, safe, quiet, accountable and responsible. A particular focus for CCS is the cleanliness of any area that is used or seen by the public, as well as availability of parking, and working hours.
South Oxhey Central, which is transforming this Hertfordshire neighbourhood, will consist of 514 new homes and in excess of 55,000 sq ft of commercial space, set across two acres of landscaped parks and public spaces. To date, 140 new homes have been delivered, including 48 for social rent and 21 for shared ownership
Mike Woolliscroft, Managing Director, Partnerships South (West), Countryside, said: “This award is recognition of the meticulous planning and best practice we have implemented in a site which is part of a living and breathing community
“At Countryside, we work hard to ensure our sites operate safely: sub-contractors working on our developments receive training and information on safe working practices, environmental awareness and occupational health issues. We also put in place stringent procedures at every site to reduce noise, dust and nuisance caused by construction. This ensures that communities in and around our sites are able to enjoy their homes and environment during the construction phase of our developments.”
Brian Ham, Executive Director of Development at Home Group, said: “Phase 1A at South Oxhey was the springboard for its success and this recognition is another feather in the scheme’s cap.”
Sara Bedford, Leader of Three Rivers District Council, added: “I am delighted that the hard work of Countryside in partnership with Three Rivers has resulted in this award. It is important not only that the end result of the project is an asset for the South Oxhey community, but that the works are carried out with as little disturbance as possible to the existing residents.”